10 Tips For Buying a Bike You Love

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If you are one of the nearly 9 million people buying a bike this year, make sure you get one you actually like. It sounds simple...but it's actually not.

From selecting the best used bikes, to avoiding the so-hot-they-fell-out-of-the-back-of-a-truck-bikes, to the ergonomics and the economics, these 10 tips will help you buy a bike you love -- and not one that gathers dust in the basement.

Pick a Bike That Fits Your Lifestyle

Start with our guide to zeroing in on your cyclist type. We focus on nine different styles -- and offer a few hints on the character traits of those who ride them.

Photo credit: A. Streeter.